Lok Adalat to be held on August 1 across all courts in Mumbai

Lok Adalat to be held on August 1 across all courts in Mumbai
In a recently shared update, a Lok Adalat (people's court) has been organized across all the courts in Mumbai on Sunday, August 1, 2021. This has been set up to settle the pending cases as well as civil claims amicably. Information regarding the same as shared by Hitendra Wani, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Mumbai, who has appealed to the interested parties to file a petition in the court soon.

The Lok Adalat will be set up as per the directions of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority.

Cases related to dishonesty, bank debt recovery, workers' disputes, electricity and water payment, compromised criminal, cases in the Income Tax Act, motor accident compensation, litigation, etc. will be heard. In order to file the same, a request application should be submitted at the earliest at the in the respective court and the case should be disposed of immediately under mutual consent mentioned the Chairman, Mumbai District Legal Services Authority.

Lok Adalat are usually held for the benefit of the people as the verdict given here cannot be challenged in any court. Moreover, mutual settlements save both time and money for the parties, and the ones who have applied also have the opportunity to present their case. Besides this, the amount deposited in the case is returned.

Earlier this year, a Lok Adalat was held in Thane and Palghar districts on April 10. Moreover, only two Lok Adalat sessions  were held in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. A total of four Lok Adalat sessions were announced this year in 2021, of which the first was held  as per the directions of Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority to resolve matters in Thane and Palghar districts.

NALSA was set up in India on November 9, 1995, with an aim to offer free legal services to eligible candidates. The authority formed under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 organises Lok Adalats where people can apply for speedy resolution of cases. Reports state that the primary objective of the body is to reduce the burden on the judiciary by offering speedy disposal of cases.

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